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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Sep 27, 2012 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Morning Dew > RFK Stadium Washington D.C.

Earlier this year, Matt Smith did an excellent job transferring these tapes for me. I was actually blown away by the difference between my semi-professional older transfers and Matt's new transfers that were done properly. Now I can very clearly hear every chord Bobby played, and every lyric sung by the band. And Phil's bass sounds even more incredible. In a word, everything is "clear". The difference is Night and Day.

There was an auxiliary PA system setup there, about 25 yards behind the SBD. The Dead's Alembic-based PA system, and their sound crew's outstanding setup at RFK Stadium for this show, was the best fob sound I ever heard in my life. My mediocre mic and cassette tape recorder captured this. I have always said this was the "best sound" I ever heard.

composite image of my taping equipment used for June 10, 1973

"Set within an outdoor Stadium, this close-up infield FOB spatially captures sound from the two Aux PA towers on the infield, behind the taper. This sound delay adds a touch of ear candy as it rolls around the stadium."

gd73-06-10_pa_system.jpggd73-06-10_aux_pa.jpg - 16-bit / 44.1 kHz sampling - 24-bit / 96 kHz sampling

Here's another show with a fine Dew opener, w/ help from Matt Smith and others: